The Garfield Messenger

A March Miracle

A March Miracle

Jaya Duckworth

April 23, 2019

On Friday, March 22nd, Team Draco rolled to a 20-17 victory over You Got Schooled in the championship game of Garfield’s annual March Madness tournament, ending a week of thrilling three-on-three basketball. Both the teachers and Team Draco flew through their first three games, blowing out oppone...

Boulders and Bridles

Jefferson Ashby

April 23, 2019

Sam Halmrast Sophomore Sam Halmrast competes in a vertical world of neon plastic. Halmrast competes for the Stone Gardens climbing team and was a finalist at divisionals in 2018 (with climbers from Alaska, Washington, and Oregon). He began his climbing career only a few years ago. “Over one summer...

Ready. Set. Go!

Ready. Set. Go!

Ava Klubberud

April 23, 2019

Speeding down the track, relay teams skillfully pass their baton to one another while still trying to come out on top. Unlike other individual track events, the relay relies on effective teamwork for success. At Garfield, the womens track and field team has some of the strongest student athletes in t...

Freshletes: Spring Edition

Sam Treat

April 23, 2019

Annika Harding (Womens Tennis) Annika Harding is looking to take the tennis court by storm. As one of the only freshmen on the womens varsity tennis team, she is looking to help bring the girls program lots of success. Harding describes the program as very inclusive, and gives credit to tennis veteran...

Victory at the Orca Bowl

Photo courtesy of Malini Williams

Devon Ling-Efird

April 2, 2019

Ahoy! Sporting tricorne hats, fearsome bandannas, and the skull and crossbones, the Garfield Bulldogs swashbuckled their way to victory at this year’s Orca Bowl. Over twenty high schools compete in this regional marine science bee, but only one team brings home the victory plaque. This year, the state...

Lacrosse Across Garfield

Simone Cielos

April 2, 2019

Purple flashes down the field, lacrosse sticks in hand, players feet pouding the turf. For the first time in Garfield history, the lax ladies are an official spring sport. Many students are gearing up and getting ready for a thrilling season ahead. For the past couple of years, the lacrosse team has...

Iced Out

Art by Sophia Chrysanthakopoulos

Ke'Von Avery

April 2, 2019

This past February, Seattle had a huge and semi-unexpected snow break. The entire city was buried in white, virtually shutting everything down— the roads, workplaces, and schools. Now for a lot of us, this snow break was a great time to catch up on sleep, binge-watch Netflix, read a good book, and han...

Spring Sports Preview

Sophie Reichert, Valerie Barreto, and Téa Fortune

April 2, 2019

Soccer With spring sports peaking through classroom windows like the sun does on a regular Friday, the men’s soccer team is ready to show out and win another championship for Garfield after taking home last year’s state title with a 2-1 victory over Roosevelt in the final. “Winning state was i...

Dribbling Their Way to the Dome

Dribbling Their Way to the Dome

Mena Bova

January 31, 2019

Watching the Garfield varsity womens basketball team play is like watching a force of nature.

LGBTQ Athletes

Arlo Van Liew

November 19, 2018

Whether it’s bonding over a loved activity, or connecting over a similar identity, Garfield’s LGBTQ and sports communities love the sense of belonging that comes with these groups. Even though this is true, there is also the reality that some students who intersect these identities feel alienated,...

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Photo by Angelina Tran

Sara Javkhlan

November 19, 2018

It’s a pleasant fall afternoon on the Jefferson Golf Course, where a high school golf match commences. You may see your typical group of players decked out in sophisticated polos in their school colors. Look to your right and you may see another group of players proudly sporting their goofy Hawaiian...

Winter Sports Spotlight

Captains Connor Zhang (front) and John Volk looking at the swim team's bright future.

Ava Klubberud

November 19, 2018

Boys Swim and Dive: Following an amazing run for the Lady Bullfrogs, the Garfield boys swim and dive team is ready for their turn. Captain and senior Connor Zhang cannot wait for his final season with his team. “I want to make [this season] as cool and as fun as I’ve had it these past thr...

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